The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Sacramento For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Sacramento are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Sacramento.
Safest Neighborhoods In Sacramento

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Sacramento are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Sacramento. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Sacramento neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Sacramento in 2020? That would be River Park. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood’s statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Sacramento.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Sacramento neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Sacramento that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Sacramento.

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How We Determined The Safest Sacramento Hoods In 2020

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Sacramento.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 111 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the ‘Safest City Neighborhood In Sacramento.’ We’re lookin’ at you, River Park.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the safest places Sacramento. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Sacramento For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 3,282
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 178
Property Crime Per 100k: 546
More on River Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in River Park comes in at 178 and the property crime per capita is 546 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,004
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 117
Property Crime Per 100k: 805
More on South East: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in South East comes in at 117 and the property crime per capita is 805 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 5,170
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 226
Property Crime Per 100k: 520
More on Village 9: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Village 9 comes in at 226 and the property crime per capita is 520 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,194
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 169
Property Crime Per 100k: 776
More on Village 11: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Village 11 comes in at 169 and the property crime per capita is 776 for 2020.

Pocket Sacramento, CA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 25,569
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 183
Property Crime Per 100k: 893
More on Pocket: Homes For Sale | Data

Pocket-Greenhaven is a suburban community within the city of Sacramento, California, 5 miles south of downtown Sacramento. It is bordered by Interstate 5 on the east and a semi-circular ‘pocket’ bend in the Sacramento River on the south, west, and north. The three exits into the Pocket-Greenhaven community off Interstate 5 are 43rd Avenue, Florin Road, and Pocket/Meadowview Road. Entering the area from the South on Interstate 5, travelers pass a landmark water tower with the words ‘Welcome to SACRAMENTO AMERICA’S FARM-TO-FORK CAPITAL’ painted on it, marking the southern boundary of the city of Sacramento. Pocket-Greenhaven is located in the 95831 Zip code.

The violent crime per 100K people in Pocket comes in at 183 and the property crime per capita is 893 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 3,293
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 89
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,088
More on Village 12: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Village 12 comes in at 89 and the property crime per capita is 1,088 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 4,404
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 133
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,016
More on Willowcreek: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Willowcreek comes in at 133 and the property crime per capita is 1,016 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,990
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 329
Property Crime Per 100k: 560
More on Natomas Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Natomas Park comes in at 329 and the property crime per capita is 560 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 3,286
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 267
Property Crime Per 100k: 954
More on Colonial Village: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Colonial Village comes in at 267 and the property crime per capita is 954 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,032
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 144
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,322
More on Richardson Village: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Richardson Village comes in at 144 and the property crime per capita is 1,322 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Sacramento

Looking at the data, you can tell that River Park is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most California residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Sacramento For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 River Park 724
2 South East 922
3 Village 9 746
4 Village 11 945
5 Pocket 1,076
6 Village 12 1,177
7 Willowcreek 1,149
8 Natomas Park 889
9 Colonial Village 1,221
10 Richardson Village 1,466
11 Raley Industrial Park 1,067
12 Greenhaven 1,229
13 Fairgrounds 1,103
14 Village 2 1,692
15 Glen Elder 924
16 Sierra Oaks 1,463
17 Gateway West 1,504
18 Colonial Manor 1,627
19 Creekside 1,738
20 Johnson Business Park 1,696
21 East Sacramento 2,069
22 Freeport Manor 1,865
23 Csus 1,756
24 South Land Park 1,907
25 American River Parkway 2,150
26 Scc 1,964
27 Tahoe Park 2,520
28 Norwood I-80 1,705
29 Brentwood 1,705
30 Northgate 2,356
31 Campus Commons 2,058
32 Westlake 2,407
33 Glenwood Meadows 2,568
34 Medical Center 1,841
35 Cannon Industrial Park 2,712
36 Downtown 3,015
37 Lawrence Park 3,771
38 College Glen 3,784
39 Carelton Tract 2,750
40 Robla 3,181
41 Elmhurst 3,147
42 Meadowview 3,070
43 Z’berg Park 2,563
44 Natomas Creek 3,317
45 Mansion Flats 3,260
46 Curtis Park 3,601
47 Parkway 3,126
48 Valley High-North Laguna 2,820
49 Hollywood Park 3,350
50 South Natomas 3,123
51 New Era Park 3,950
52 Village 7 3,430
53 Fruitridge Manor 3,850
54 Erikson Industrial Park 3,747
55 Tahoe Park East 4,017
56 Del Paso Heights 3,967
57 Colonial Heights 4,337
58 North Oak Park 4,422
59 Strawberry Manor 4,184
60 Little Pocket 4,182
61 Woodlake 4,329
62 Land Park 5,035
63 Tahoe Park South 4,501
64 Central Oak Park 4,749
65 Newton Booth 5,536
66 West Tahoe Park 4,781
67 East Del Paso Heights 4,976
68 Golf Course Terrace 4,263
69 South Oak Park 4,560
70 Johnson Heights 4,432
71 Woodbine 4,456
72 Swanston Estates 4,477
73 North Pointe 5,173
74 North City Farms 5,112
75 Tallac Village 5,182
76 Natomas Crossing 4,665
77 Gateway Center 4,742
78 Noralto 5,441
79 Southside Park 6,856
80 Avondale 5,448
81 Parker Homes 6,656
82 Airport 5,515
83 Packard Bell 5,546
84 Florin Fruitridge Industrial Park 5,546
85 Upper Land Park 5,524
86 South City Farms 5,766
87 Mangan Park 6,849
88 Rp Sports Complex 7,899
89 Boulevard Park 7,406
90 Poverty Ridge 7,883
91 Norwood Tech 5,780
92 Old North Sacramento 5,780
93 Oak Knoll 5,780
94 Pell-Main Industrial Park 5,780
95 Village Green 5,780
96 Granite Regional Park 5,780
97 Metro Center 5,865
98 Marshall School 7,487
99 West Del Paso Heights 7,566
100 Hagginwood 5,918
101 River Gardens 6,684
102 Old Sacramento 7,145
103 Arden Fair 12,042
104 Wills Acres 8,263
105 Ben Ali 8,399
106 Del Paso Park 8,314
107 South Hagginwood 8,582
108 Village 5 12,708
109 Richmond Grove 10,631
110 Gardenland 9,703
111 Midtown 10,356

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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